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Fatality at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

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Date: March 17, 2014
Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz.,On Saturday, March 15 at approximately 8:00 a.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a man who had fallen off the rim near El Tovar Lodge.

Rangers were able to locate the man, who had fallen about 350 feet from the rim, and began CPR. All efforts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful.  The 53 year old man, John N. Anderson of Grapevine, Texas was visiting the park with family.  

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner. No further information is available at this time.

 

 

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Did You Know?

SPRINGS PROVIDE OASES FOR FLORA AND FAUNA

Within the Grand Canyon, the type and abundance of organisms is directly related to the presence or absence of water. The Colorado River and its tributaries, as well as springs, seeps, stock tanks and ephemeral pools provide oases to flora and fauna in this semi-arid southwest desert area.